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Connect Your Summer

Connect Your Summer is a way to enhance and share your Summer experiences. Earn badges whenever you read, attend a program, or do an activity.

Magical Memories Fairy Tale Dress Up

Come one, come all, and PLEASE come dressed as your favorite storybook character as we welcome the Mermaid Prince and Princess! They will sing beautiful songs and tell magical stories sure to enchant and delight. They might even invite their good friend the Snow Queen to join in the fun!  This wondrous event is to take place on the Saturday-iest of Saturdays, June the 27th starting at the grand hour of 10 o'clock AM. 

Butterfly Garden in Our Backyard

Join us for an outdoor adventure in the library's Butterfly Garden. We'll share a few stories, explore outside, make a little something, and observe the library's butterflies. 

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7:00-8:00 PM

All Around the World: Live Animals

Join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00-3:00PM as we take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths, and instincts. Animals presented will represent a variety of continents and vertebrae groups. These critters are sure to AMAZE!

2015 Summer Style Storytimes

Our well-loved Family Storytimes will continue during our Connect Your Summer reading program, but with a summertime twist. We will be enjoying storytimes in the great outdoors! They will be held under the tents behind the library and are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver.  Bring your own blanket! Rain location will be indoors. No registration required.

If you give a Mouse a Cookie

 If you give a Mouse a Cookie will be the star of this lively program on Monday, June 29, 10:00-10:45 AM.  Children ages 3-7 can come celebrate this classic story with crafts, activities, and of course, a cookie. Registration begins May 26.

Starfish Family Services: Social and Emotional Development - CANCELLED

On Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Social and Emotional Development. Participants will learn about the different stages of social and emotional development in children. This will include self-awareness and self-regulation of emotions, as well as, social knowledge and understanding. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

World Snake Day Celebration

SnakeCome hang out with some serpentine visitors at our World Snake Day Celebration on Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 PMMark Rosenthal of Animal Magic will bring live snakes for all ages to view and learn about.  No registration required.

Sunlit snake by Matt Reinbold (CC BY-SA 2.0)

CYS Sunday Funday

Kick off your summer reading experience with a drop-in activity. Build with LEGO and craft your CYS summer reading goal.
All ages welcome.     

Sherlock with Scott Monty

Join Scott Monty, Editor in Chief, Founder and Co-Host of I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere a website devoted to news and information about Sherlock Holmes in popular culture. Scott will share his passion for Sherlock Holmes as a character and discuss the evolution of this beloved character in popular culture. Join us June 25 at 7:00 PM.

Time for a Declutter

Professional organizer and life coach Soo Porter will be here to discuss clutter and provide some tips to help you organize your life and reduce your stress.  Join us June 9, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - Canceled

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday July 13 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Goodreads

Join us for an overview of Goodreads, the largest free web site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Join us June 29 at 7:00 PM.

Stitchers Anonymous - June

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday June 8 at 7:00 PM in Group Study Room A. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. 

Meet a Horse

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather. Join us Tuesday June 30th from 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Great Craft Challenge

Put your crafting ability to the test. Participants will be given a random bag of craft supplies and the challenge to create something awesome and original. Prizes will be given for most creative and original creations. All ages welcome and registration is required. Join us July 14 at 6:30 PM.

Nonfiction Book Group June 2015

Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — When Link and her husband of 19 years call it quits, she is left with cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. She makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her in northern Michigan farm and continue raising her three boys on well water and wood chopping. Armed with a sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride to preserve the life she wants. Join us Saturday, June 13.

Adult Coloring Party

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provide. Join us Monday July 6th at 7:00 PM

Connect Your Summer 2015 Swag Station

Attention 2015 Connect Your Summer Participants! Stop by the library on one of the dates listed below to support our community partners and reward yourself for your summer reading participation. The CYS Swag Station will feature coupons and other treats donated to the library in support of the CYS program. The Swag Station will be available during library hours on the following dates:

  • Thursday and Friday,  July 23 and 24
  • Monday and Tuesday,  July 27 and 28
  • Wednesday and Thursday, August 5 and 6

All items are available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Limit one reward per CYS participant.

2015 Summer Movie Madness

Join us as we show fun movies throughout the summer.  You may bring your own pillows, snacks, and/or blankets to cozy up. Plus, we have air conditioning for those hot summer days :) Show times and films will be as follows...
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2:00PM - Penguins of Madagascar - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.   (rated PG)
  • Friday, July 24, 2:00PM - Big Hero 6 -  The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. (rated PG
  • Thursday, August 13, 2:00PM - Home - Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. (rated PG)
     

Homemade Pet Toy Program

Dog ToyDo you ever feel exasperated when you buy your pet a brand new, expensive, toy and they’d rather play with the box it came in? Join us on July 22 at 7:00pm as we show you how to make awesome homemade pet toys out of things lying around your home. Durable, inexpensive and brain-teasing toys that will be sure to delight any pet. Registration is required.